‘I’m doing it for you grandad,’ says Nathan

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An athlete from London will be undertaking an epic 300 mile cycle during three consecutive days of cycling around Arran next week in order to fulfil a childhood pledge to his grandfather.

Nathan Burge, 24,  is not only undertaking the cycling challenge but is also competing in marathons, sponsored skydives and various other fundraising events as part of his year long campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

At the age of 9, after his grandfather passed away from an asbestos related cancer, Nathan pledged that he would cycle around Arran to honour his grandfather and raise money in his name. He will start on Monday (June 11) and will be circumnavigating the island roughly six times in just three days.

He has also issued an open invitation to any local cyclists and cycling groups on Arran to join him on some of the route which he says will be a massive help to keep him going.

Fresh from competing in the Europe’s Toughest Mudder Challenge earlier in May, Nathan will also be attempting the London to Brighton Bike Ride during June, the Kilimanjaro Challenge in September and is currently rescheduling a 10,000 foot sky dive after his last attempt was hampered by poor weather.

The year long series of events, known as N8CRUK has a JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nate2018cruk and a Facebook page where supporters can follow his progress and keep up to date with any new challenges being added.


Nathan Burge will be cycling round Arran six times next week while fundraising for Cancer Research UK. No_B23cycle01